Why This Site? Why Now? Behind Our New Mission

First visit? Please take a moment to watch the very quick video just below. It’s an important message that will change the way you think about writing.

If you’re a repeat visitor, click here to find exactly what you need.


The next sixty seconds can change EVERYTHING….

Click the PLAY button to find out!


The dust is settling, the sky is clearing. And it’s becoming more and more plain to see:

This really is the best time to be a children’s writer.  Ever.


Let’s embrace this incredible opportunity to share our work and impact children around the world.

Let’s explore our many choices:  apps… eBooks… print on demand….  traditional publishing…

Let’s embark on an amazing adventure.  Together.



Let’s Get Started.



First, to truly understand what this site is about — and to find out why we’re so excited
about your possibilities —  please take a moment to read our manifesto, and discover
the story of how this young girl inspired us to create writeforkids:


The World Is Now Ours. A Children’s Writing Mission for the 21st Century




Now, Let’s Explore….




Why This Site? Why Now?  Behind Our New Mission.


Read our manifesto:  The World Is Now Ours. A Children’s Writing Mission for the 21st Century

Find Our More About Laura, Jon  & the Children’s Book Insider Crew



Want to Dig Deeper?


Read our latest posts

Check out our growing library of how-to info on writing and publishing children’s books

Get inspired and motivated by your personal Journey Coach Andrea Woolf!



We’re just getting started — stay tuned for more content, more special events, more programs to support
literacy and more encouragement for your journey to success as a 21st Century Children’s Author!


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Welcome — we’re glad you’re here!


Laura Backes Bard & Jon Bard

Owners of Children’s Book Insider, the Children’s Writing Monthly since 1989.




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